Peatlands - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:16 am on 22 February 2024.

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Photo of Lord Vaux of Harrowden Lord Vaux of Harrowden Crossbench 11:16, 22 February 2024

My Lords, planting conifers on deep peat is probably one of the biggest reasons for peat’s degradation; I think about 20% of peat degradation is caused by that. Can the Minister confirm that there will be no more planting of conifers on deep peat and that, where it has happened in the past, when those trees are felled they will not be replaced?